Health benefits of Himalayan Salt and Sole

01 February, 2019

This week we are talking about Sole which is a formula made from Himalayan Salt and Water. It has many health benefits which is why so many people are drinking it. Read on to find out more.

Our bodies need specific nutrients to function to their best ability. One you will be very familiar with is water. We speak regularly about the benefits of staying hydrated, it impacts our health on so many levels. Remind yourself of water’s value in our blog on Dehydration.

The other nutrient we are discussing today is salt. Talking about water and salt in one article can sound counter intuitive. However, we need salt just as much as we need other vital nutrients. See our blog on Salt Awareness Week!

As ever it is the quality of the nutrients we put in our bodies that can make all the difference. This is where Sole comes in.

Sole is made from adding Himalayan crystal salts to water. This combination provides us with an energised mineral formula. Now you have a liquid that provides you with great quality health giving and fabulous minerals. You can check out our need for these minerals in our tissue salt blog.

You may well ask "Why Himalayan salt?"

Let me explain; there is table salt and there is Himalayan salt. Table salt has no additional nutrients and lots of sodium. Himalayan salt has 82 specific minerals that only bodies need and less sodium!

Himalayan salt is extracted and cleansed by hand. This means you get the purest product with the best bio availability for your body.

Himalayan salt’s origins go back to the beginning of time. It comes from ancient stores buried deep in the mountain ranges of Pakistan. Being buried so deep in the earth Himalayan Salt has been left to evolve and experience many different geological ages, all of which all contribute towards its health giving properties.

The region was identified as an area which offers an amazing complete geological structure, however this didn’t happen until 1849! Like so many other products we recommend, this salt has been around for eons. It is only now we are discovering the wisdom to use these important helpers to aid us live healthier lives.

There are other salts but opinion rates Himalayan as the ultimate choice for a healthy salt product.

Now you are thinking "But salt is bad for me…"

Himalayan salt offers you many health benefits which include:

  • Helping maintain our electrolyte and trace mineral balance - this allows our body to function most effectively. See our blog on how to Cool yourself from within for more information!
  • Allowing a good acid-alkaline balance. Having the right body pH facilitates an efficient immune system and good digestive processes.
  • Providing anti-bacterial properties.
  • Offering anti-inflammatory action.
  • Supporting the respiratory system by eliminating bugs and managing mucus levels appropriately.

Alright, but "Why does it need to be added to water?"

Throughout the country our water quality is variable. I was very lucky to live in Malvern where I could source water from the natural springs. I can tell you it tasted nothing like what comes out of the tap! It tasted clean, fresh and delicious.

Having moved to Cornwall I found I could not drink from the tap. The water simply did not taste right and I couldn’t drink it. I realised I was getting dehydrated and ultimately, I bought a filter to be able to tolerate the taste. I then started adding Himalayan salt to my water which ensures I get a good taste as well as those valuable nutrients I need.

To support my experience figures from the US suggest that bodies are only absorbing around 20% of tap water. This means you may believe you are drinking enough to be hydrated while in reality you may actually be dehydrated. This was in fact my experience.

How do I make Sole?

This is the formula recommended by our supplier:

  • Take a wide jar and half fill with Himalayan salt crystal
  • Add water
  • Cover the jar (but not with a metallic lid)
  • Leave alone for 24 hours. This allows all the nutrients to be fully absorbed by the water
  • Always ensure that crystals are visible in the jar and replenish as necessary

After 24 hours:

  • Take a teaspoon of the Sole and add to 240ml of water and drink 30 minutes before you eat any food in the morning
  • Alternatively, add teaspoon to 950ml of water and drink throughout the day

Research supports these ideas and the first study completed in 2001 demonstrated:

  • Better sleep
  • Improved energy
  • Increased concentration
  • Positive impacts on:
    • Circulation
    • Nervous system
    • Respiratory function

How do you know if you are dehydrated?

  • A dry mouth
  • Darker than normal urine
  • Confusion
  • Puckered skin i.e. wrinkly fingers!
  • Headaches
  • Excessive thirst
  • Tiredness

I definitely experienced these symptoms. Ironically, the confusion having set in, it was a while before I worked out what was going on!

As my patients know hydration is a key factor to good health for me. A lot of symptoms can be addressed simply by drinking more water.

This is why we have to consider our water intake:

Our bodies are made up of some 50–75% of water, the ratio depends partly on age, state of health and of course, the amount we drink.

To me, it is a given that we need to monitor our hydration levels.

Our bodies use water:

  • Breathing
  • Detoxing
  • Lubricating
  • Controlling our temperature– this is why it is so important in fever and menopausal conditions
  • Maintaining our skin keeping it soft and full rather than dry and crinkly

Then there is the amount contained in individual body parts:

  • Our brains and hearts contain 73% - easy to see how confusion can set in if the brain is dehydrated
  • Lungs contain 83% water – it is essential to our breathing processes
  • Skin is made up of 64% water
  • Muscles and kidneys 79%
  • Even bones are 31% water

Can you still argue water is not important?

I hope this article has given you pause for thought and that you remain hydrated and healthy in 2019!

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